TALKING ABOUT TREES

BANC D'ATTENTE

By Suhaib GASMELBARI

RESERVOIR DOCS - as SALES All rights, World

First film - Completed 2019

Ibrahim, Manar, Soliman and Eltayeb, four Sudanese filmmakers and close friends since more than 45 years, try to inspire the love of cinema in a wounded country. One of their last heroic acts is to resuscitate a cinema theatre in Khartoum.

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2019
Panorama Documentary Prize
Stockholm FF 2019
Stockholm Documentary Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • First film, Art - Culture, Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, GERMANY, SUDAN, CHAD, QATAR
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Suhaib GASMELBARI
    • Writer(s)
    • Suhaib GASMELBARI
    • Producer(s)
    • Marie BALDUCCHI (AGAT FILMS & CIE / EX NIHILO), Mélanie ANDERNACH (MADE IN GERMANY), Haroun MAHAMAT-SALEH (Goï-Goï Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Ibrahim, Soliman, Manar and Altayeb, filmmakers and friends for more than 45 years, idealists and intensely humane.

      They were reunited again, after long years of distance and exile, to bring life back to their old dream: make cinema a reality in Sudan.

      They are determined to leave a trace of their passage and inspire the love for cinema. Throughout the images they created, the ones they lost and the ones remaining a desire, the beautiful and horrific faces of their country appear.